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of the state of Wisconsin, in force at the close of the session, of that legislature, and made such statutes prima facie evidence in all courts and proceedings of whatever nature; and

WHEREAS, Such compilation has been made in a manner which has met with the approval of the bench and bar, and the general public, and so as to be of great use to all public officers; and

WHEREAS, The need of the revision of the laws has, by reason of the compilation of the annotated statutes, been made unnecessary, whereby a large sum of money has been or will be saved to the state, and the state can purchase the same cheaper than the towns and counties can do, upon separate orders; therefore, The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. The superintendent of public prop. Annotated erty is hereby directed to purchase of the pub- Wisconsin to lishers of the annotated statutes of Wisconsin, a

be purchased. sufficient number of copies thereof to supply one to each state institution, to the judge or justice of each court of record and to the clerk of each circuit court for the use of such court, to each county clerk, for the use of the county officers, sheriff, district attorney, and one copy for each town clerk, for use of board of supervisors, each city clerk for use of common council, and each clerk of incorporated villages for use of village board; provided, that the cost per copy of said statutes, delivered in the city of Madison, shall not exceed four dollars and fifty cents per volume; and that the same shall be printed and bound in substantially the same style as the copies thereof now in the state library.

SECTION 2. When received by him, the super who entitled to intendent of public property, shall forward such same. of said statutes as are for the use of county, city, village and town officers, to the county clerk of the proper county, in the manner now provided by law for the distribution of the laws; and said clerk shall distribute said statutes to the officers for whom their purchase is herein directed. The statutes which shall be purchased pursuant to this act, for such judges as are not county judges, and for the state institutions, shall be

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forwarded by said superintendent to such judge and institution at the expense of the state. All provisions of law, now in force concerning the stamping of the revised statutes and their delivery, to the successors in office of the officers who shall receive the annotated statutes pursuant to this act, shall apply to the last mentioned statutes, and any liability imposed by law for failure to so deliver the revised statutes, shall attach for like neglect to deliver the annotated statutes.

SECTION 3. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated, a sum of money sufficient to pay for the statutes which are herein directed to be pur. chased, and also a sum sufficient to pay for the copies of the annotated statutes furnished the legislature, pursuant to joint resolution, No. 3, S., the price of the copies so furnished not to exceed the sum fixed in section 1, of this act. The amount required to pay for the copies which are to be procured under this act shall be paid on the warrant of the secretary of state, which shall be drawn on the certificate of the superintendent of public property to the effect that the number volumes required to satisfy this act have been received by him. The sum required to pay for the copies furnished the legislature, as aforesaid, shall be payable on the filing of a sworn account thereof, and its approval by the superintendent of public property and the governor.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 13, 1891.

No. 654, A.]

[Published April 16, 1891.

CHAPTER 206.
AN ACT relating to prisons and their discipline

and management.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. No person confined in any penal Prisoners not institution in this state shall be compelled to per- to work on

to be compelled form any factory work on any legal holiday; pro- legal holidays, vided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed to interfere with the household work of such institution, or the management or discipline thereof.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 10, 1891.

No. 491, A.]

[Published April 16, 1891.

CHAPTER 207.

AN ACT to appropriate to Warren J. Lander a

sum of money therein named.

to Warren J.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated out appropriation of the school and university fund in the state Lander. treasury the sum of sixty-six dollars and fifty cents ($66.50) to Warren J. Lander, that being the amount paid to the board of commissioners of school and university lands, by a trespasser upon the south half of the northeast quarter, and the north half of the southeast quarter, of section eleven, in township twenty five north, of range eighteen east, in Shawano county, which trespass was committed after the sale of said land, and the

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same having been fully paid for and patented to said Warren J. Lander.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication

Approved April 11, 1891.

No. 385, A.)

[Published April 16, 1891.

CHAPTER 208.
AN ACT to amend section 3 of chapter 56 of the

laws of 1882, relating to the ward boundaries of
the city of Oconto.

(See Vol. 2.)

No. 215, A.]

[Published April 15, 1891.

CHAPTER 209.
AN ACT appropriating to Phillip Rossman and

W. H. Meade certain sums of money therein

named. The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows: Appropriation man and Wou. Phillip Rossman, of Clark county, the sum of two

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated to hundred and fifty dollarsout of any money in the state treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to roj imburse him for the expense necessarily incurred by him, in defending his title to his seat in this assembly against the contest of W. H. Meade therefor. And the sum of one hundred and sixty. six dollars is hereby appropriated to Wiliam H. Meade, the said contestant for his costs and ex

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penses,

incurred in said contest, out of any money in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publica. tion.

Approved April 11, 1891.

J. M. Clarke.

No. 248, A.]

[Published April 16, 1891. CHAPTER 210.

AN ACT to permit the building of a wagon bridge

across Black river, in the counties of La Crosse and Trempealeau.

The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented

in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The chairman of the county boards Wagon bridge or the legal representatives of the counties of La across Black Crosse and Trempealeau, are hereby authorized and empowered to construct and maintain a wagon bridge over and across Black river, to a point on said river between Council bay, or Graden's ferry, and McGilveries' ferry, in La Crosse and Trempealeau counties, state of Wisconsin, the location to be subject to the approval of the above mentioned supervisors; and for such purpose they may erect piers, drive piles, build enbankments and approaches in said river and on the banks thereof, suitable and necessary for the proper con. struction and maintenance of said bridge, and the enjoyments of the rights hereby granted, or intended to be granted to the public; provided, said bridge shall be provided with sheer booms or sheer booms. some other means of enabling logs or rafts to pass through.

SECTION 2 The right is hereby reserved to the state to alter, amend or repeal any or all the provisions of this act.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Approved April 11, 1891.

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